Monday, September 27, 2010

back in the saddle...

that's right! i'm back in the saddle! or desk chair, classroom, college, however you want to say it. but the point is, i'm a student!!! when i finished physio school, i thought i would never dare step foot inside a post-secondary institution again. or not for a long while anyways. i was done. 2 degrees, 7 years, 6 co-op terms, 5 placements, 11 different aparments, 20 roomates, 23 moves, who knows how many textbooks and more exams than i would like to recall. i was done.

now? bring it on! i am so excited to have enrolled in my first photography class at langara college. in the past year and a bit, i bought my first dslr, took an intro course that taught me what the buttons all meant, took another intro course that taught me how to use them, went to rome and sailed around the mediterranean, took countless photos of family, and then decided that i wanted more out of my camera, so upgraded to my second dslr. now, i want to learn how to really use it. i want to figure out how i did this:

and this:

and how to help out my girlfriends by getting better at stuff like this:

the truth is, i love my job. i have worked long and hard to fulfill my dream and get where i am today (note previous stats...ugh), and work every day to get a little better at it all the time. but i have been dying to work on another love, and that is photography. i cherished my time in highschool working on the school yearbook as editor of my own section. and better yet, going back for a second year to assist ms. vandenbelt with her next group of young pups and providing input for the book as a whole. it was, without a doubt, invaluable experience and loads of fun. (anyone remember quinn in the ladies shower at brock university? hahaha)

what will this new adventure bring?
who knows!!

but i can't wait to find out...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

labour day...or the opposite of...

this weekend we got away to escape the stress of our regular routines, breathe some fresh air, and relax. as we headed across the border, it felt like i left work light years behind and could feel every cell in my body collectively sigh with relief.

i love the ranch.
i love that i turn my cell phone off.
i don't check my email and don't look at facebook.
i don't set an alarm.
i don't keep to a bed time.
i wear the same clothes two days in a row and don't care.
i shower in the afternoon.
dinner is almost always cooked on the bbq. and always by someone else.
beer is cheap. and tastes better.
i read.
i knit.
and now, i golf.
i don't care what i do, or when i do it.
i don't care if i do anything at all.
i enjoy every minute that i spend with ryan.
i enjoy spending time with his family.
i enjoy some time alone.
i enjoy unplugging.

i am very thankful for the opportunity to take advantage of all this greatness.